Ford 9N

Ford 9N Utility tractor Technical Specifications

Ford 9N is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1939 – 1942.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Ford 9N covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Ford 9N Production

Manufacturer: Ford
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Total built: 99,002
Original price: $585 (1939 )

Ford 9N Power

Drawbar (claimed): 12.68 hp
9.5 kW
Belt (claimed): 20.29 hp
15.1 kW
Plows: 2 (14-inch)
Drawbar (tested): 16.31 hp
12.2 kW
Belt (tested): 23.56 hp
17.6 kW

Ford 9N Electrical

Ground: positive
Charging system: generator
Charging amps: 16
Charging volts: 6
Battery volts: 6
Battery AH: 85

Ford 9N Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Brakes: differential mechanical shoe
Cab: Open operator station
Transmission: 3-speed

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I
Rear lift: 800 lbs
362 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: transmission
Rear RPM: 545 (1.125)

Title serial numbers

Location: On the engine block, left-hand side, just behind oil filter.

photo of 9N serial number

1939: 1
1940: 10234
1941: 45976
1942: 89888

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Ford 9N? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Ford 9N Engine detail

Engine Detail
liquid-cooled inline
Displacement: 119.7 ci
2.0 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.188×3.75 inches
81 x 95 mm
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 6.0 : 1
Rated RPM: 2000
Torque: 84 lb-ft
113.9 Nm
Torque RPM: 1500
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Starter volts: 6
Coolant capacity: 12 qts
11.4 L
Sparkplug gap: 0.025 inches
0.635 mm
Point gap: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm
Intake valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm *Cold
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm *Cold

Ford 9N Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: sliding gear
Gears: 3 forward and 1 reverse
Oil capacity: 20 qts
18.9 L
Oil type:

32oF [0oC]^ : SAE90 GL1
32oF [0oC]v : SAE80 GL1

Ford 9N Dimensions

Wheelbase: 70 inches
177 cm
Length: 115 inches
292 cm
Width: 64 inches
162 cm
Height: 52 inches
132 cm
Ground clearance: 13 inches
33 cm
Front tread: 48 to 76 inches
121 to 193 cm
Rear tread: 48 to 76 inches
121 to 193 cm

Ford 9N Weight
Shipping: 2140 lbs
970 kg
Operating: 2900 lbs
1315 kg
Ballasted: 3375 lbs
1530 kg

Ford 9N Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 339

Nebraska Tractor Test 339
Gasoline 3-speed 2WD
April 9 – 18, 1940
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 339 file
Belt power (max): 23.56 hp
17.6 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 2.4 gal/hour
9.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 16.31 hp
12.2 kW
Gear 2 used for power test.
Max pull: 2,236 lbs
1014 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is Ford 9N a good tractor?

The Ford 9N is one of the great tractors in the Ford stable, and it has earned Ford a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Ford 9N take?

Check out the Ford 9N oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Ford made the 9N?

The Ford 9N was an agricultural tractor model made from 1939 – 1942

Where is the serial number on a Ford 9N?

Lookup on the engine block, left-hand side, just behind oil filter.

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